Monday May 17, 2021. 10:00
Former Zimbabwe national team captain Willard Katsande has revealed that he has the ambition of coaching the Warriors in the future.
The 35-year-old defensive midfielder is still an active club player at South African giants Kaizer Chiefs – even appearing in this past weekend’s 4-0 thrashing of Simba SC in the first leg of a CAF Champions League quarterfinal – but already has a plan for when he hangs up his boots.
“I’m doing a couple of things, and at the same time I’m going to venture into coaching, but I want to be the Zimbabwe national team coach,” Katsande said on Vodacom’s interactive show on YouTube, Ringa Nathi, as quoted by The Standard.
“When I retired I told them, ‘I am still going to come back to the national team but not as a player, but as a coach’.
“So, I’m going to chase my dream on that and maybe one day I am going to coach Chiefs.
“Obviously I’m very demanding on myself, but other than that I have a few businesses that I am trying and also studying but at the same time, time is not enough,” the midfielder added.
As for his retirement from playing, Katsande says he is eyeing out a couple more years at the top level.
“I think between 2022 June or 2023,” he explained. “So, 2022 it will take me you know if Amakhosi win a trophy, you know, then it’s nice and you say, ‘let me try it one more time’ so that you leave a good legacy and lay a foundation for the youngsters to come because these youngsters they still want us to lead their way.”